scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Youth Protection - What's the straight word?
Tue Nov 30 1999 - 09:42:24 CST
<There are a number of situations where an adult leader will find
<him/herself alone with a group of youth.
shouldn't happen unless an emergancy
<Does the Scoutmaster whose assistant(s) is(are) busy that week
<cancel the troop meeting?
<Does the OA committee advisor always have to have another adult present?
yes, if he is with children
<Is the driver required to have another adult in the
<car when transporting a group of boys to a weekend campout?
yes, that is a trip or outing which is directly covered in the GSS
<I believe that common sense would dictate a resounding NO to each of
there is no such thing as *common* sense <G>
<For trips and outings, two-deep adult leadership is required. At all
<other times, the "rule of threes" applies - that is, never have less
<then three people, youth or adult.
Please direct me to some BSA documentation on the rule of three's.
It takes many things to provide the program, and the proper adult leadership
is one of them. Without the proper adult leadership there can *not* be a
of course, these are just my opinions